Know your swallowing anatomy-Part I


“Know your anatomy!”

Some of the best advice I ever got when I was a new clinician. Here’s a video I came across on youtube that really is a nice general overview of some of the essential structures in swallowing. Here is also a text resource Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism by Corbin-Lewis & Liss that is a keeper for your library.

Viewer Discretion is Advised (Well, not really.) If you find this interesting we will work to pull more anatomy videos together to create a nice resource. So share with the SLP world and be sure to leave some feedback below. Enjoy!


  1. Thank you for sharing this helpful video, because I was never exposed to anything but still shots of cadaverous anatomy, both on the university level, and in subsequent continuing education courses.

  2. Thank you so much for this video, it’s great to refresh and to learn
    things we didn’t know yet.

    Please, more, more -:)

    PS.: By the way, thanks for sharing all
    these great resources. I love this site!

  3. We had cadaver heads at U of Wisc-Madison, and I did not hesitate to pick them up to see cranial nerves exciting the skull. We also had slices of the brain to look at, displayed across a table. That was with Ray Kent in 1994-95. I wonder if they still do that?

    Thanks so much Jonathan.
    Who every gets to see the Tensor Veli Palatini. Quite the cut to get in there!

  4. I would love to have access to more videos like these. And to parrot the other comments, it would have been incredibly beneficial to have this exposure in grad school.

  5. Extremely helpful! I never had the opportunity to see this at uni. It would have been so helpful. Not only is it really dry reading anatomy but it’s also really unclear. This is great! Please post more!

  6. Wow! I will be using this in my classes this Fall. Thank you for sharing it and I can’t wait to watch all three videos.